Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Warsaw Afrobeat Orch
Out soon on Ubiquity Records, check the audio clip (free DL) and interview over at Okay Africa....
"Ubiquity Records is never one to hold itself to a uniform sound. So when the label received a three track demo from the Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra, a band from Poland who had recently formed, they jumped at the chance to sign them. “What caught our ears immediately were the singers and the interesting interplay of their vocals against a tough afrobeat rhythm,” Ubiquity’s Enrique Estrella told us, ”It reminded me of 80s era female pop groups meshed with traditional African vocal melodies.”
The original track boasts a simple drum rhythm, but it’s bolstered by a strong horn section and arrangement. Vocally, it recalls Bananarama of 1980s pop music fame, as Estrella alluded to. The remix was produced by another Ubiquity signee, Bosq ofWhiskey Barons, whose debut album was just released in September. Bosq gave the track a house remix which complements the rhythmic horns.
The full 12″ releases on November 19th on vinyl and digital formats, with Okayafrica getting an exclusive premiere of the remix. A free download of the Bosq remix is available at Okayafrica for the next 2 weeks. Accompanying the remix and original versions on the 12″ will be instrumentals of each track. The band’s full album, as yet untitled, is slated for 2014."